Eleventh Month 2017 Called Interim Meeting

November 11, 2017

Dear BYM Friends,

A second Interim Meeting is scheduled – please save the date. And please come!

Saturday, November 11 at 1:00, at Sandy Spring Friends Meeting

(Bring a lunch and relax from your journey 11:30 – 12:45)

This will be just an afternoon meeting – committees are not scheduled to meet.

Why is this second meeting likely to be necessary? The amount of business for the Fall Interim Meeting is more than can fit into our four-hour time slot in October. When our Stewardship and Finance Committee was not ready to bring a budget forward at Annual Session, it seemed a second Interim Meeting might be necessary. A budget can be approved in one reading, but two readings may be needed, and that is our usual practice. Also, after difficult issues were raised in our closing business meeting of Annual Session, it seemed more likely that we would need a second Interim Meeting so that we could address issues in our community in a timely way. During Annual Session, the ad hoc Growing Diverse Leadership Committee did not hold the discussion that had been planned, so that also needs to move forward. I hope that the November meeting will be shorter so that Friends will be on their way home by 3 or 4:00.

As always, please be in touch with concerns and questions –

With best wishes,

Marcy Seitel, Interim Meeting Clerk


Agenda and Documents

The agenda for Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business will be prepared as we near the date of the session, and will be posted below when it is ready.

If you have any items that you wish to have included in the planned agenda, please contact Marcy Seitel, Clerk of Interim Meeting with your request as soon as possible.

As items are added to the agenda, relevant documents will be added below. You may download any of these documents simply by clicking the item's name.


Saturday's Schedule

11:30 am - 12:45 pm Friends gather (bring your own lunch)
12:45 pm - 1:00 pm Settle for Meeting for Worship
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business
Childcare will be NOT available.

Directions to Sandy Spring Friends Meeting

Sandy Spring is in Montgomery County on Route 108, between Ashton and Olney. Turn south from Route 108 across from the Post Office onto Meeting House Road. The Meeting House is the last building on the parking circle.

Click here for a Google Map and directions.


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